Couple Vacancies

Domestic Couple ~ St Tropez

An experienced couple are required to work in a luxury villa in St Tropez. This is a long-term position. The family use the property as a vacation home and would like to employ a couple who speak fluent English, preferably some Tagalog and at least one of the couple should speak communicative French.

Duties will include:

Excellent Housekeeping/Laundry

Family Cooking

Assist Gardener

Handyman

Pool Care

Driving

Accommodation for the couple is own bedroom and bathroom in a staff house sharing the kitchen and sitting room with the Italian gardener. Preferably both of the couple should be able to drive although this is not essential..

Salary: €4k net pm (CDI)

Start date: ASAP

House Manager or Management Couple ~ Avignon/Vaucluse

An experienced, multi-skilled single House Manager - or a Management Couple - required to take over the running and management of a beautiful 1200m2 family vacation home and ultra-luxe 5* rental property often used for weddings, events, magazine shoots etc. The House Manager or Couple will be multi-skilled and able to assist in other household departments (no housekeeping duties will be required). The Principal would consider it a very real advantage - although not essential - if candidates can offer simple cooking skills and are able to prepare a breakfast buffet when the home is occupied and very busy. This will give the American resident chef, who usually works late into the night with his team of interns, a little extra time for marketing etc in the mornings. The property has a seasonal housekeeping team who live locally and have been trained to a high standard by the Principal - one will now be offered a long term contract. A seasonal concierge, an interior services team and exterior workers are also employed to care for the family and guest requirements and maintain the 30+ hectares of gardens and grounds.

The busy rental season runs from May to October and the American owners - who are always in residence with their family over the Christmas period - will use the property for vacation time outside of the summer season. Candidates must speak fluent English and fluent French and must have a driving license. Candidates must also have several years of experience working in a similar ultra-luxe private service environment providing complete management including budgeting, accounts, staff rotas etc etc; they should also know how to maintain a ‘home away from home’ atmosphere for the owner’s family and visiting high-profile guests who all require ultimate discretion and a very high level of service. Accommodation of a 2 bedroom property on the estate is offered with this position.

Salary: TBD

Start date: Flexible

Domestic Couple ~ Mougins area

An experienced domestic couple who speaks fluent Tagalog is required to provide caretaking, cooking and household services in a large luxury property close to Mougins. Candidates will preferably also be able to speak a good level of English and at least one of the couple should speak a communicative level of French and at least one should have a clean driving license.

Duties will include:

Housekeeping

Family Cooking

Table Service

Gardening

Driving

Handyperson/Minor Maintenance

Junior staff will also be employed at the property to assist with the overall care of this 1.200m2 house with grounds of 1.2 hectares - however it is preferable that the male of the couple will be an experienced gardener with a good knowledge of local planting. Staff uniforms, meals, utilities and a one-bedroom apartment is provided with this position.

Salary: TBD

Start date: Early 2020

Domestic Couple ~ Yorkshire/UK

An experienced domestic couple with excellent housekeeping, cooking, chauffeur and handyman skills is required to work for a family of two who have a large luxury estate in Yorkshire. The handyman duties will include carrying out interior and exterior maintenance work, overseeing contractors and the ideal candidate will have previous experience driving large, luxury model cars.

Prior experience working as a couple in a similar role as well as fluent spoken English are essential. A 3 bedroom house on the grounds is offered as accommodation. 6 days per week. Four weeks annual holiday. Each of the couple must have a driving license and excellent letters of reference.

Salary for couple: £50,000 net per annum + bonus of £10,000 net p.a. in lieu of overtime payments.

This bonus is paid annually regardless of whether any extra hours have been worked.

Start date: TBD

Domestic Couple – Cook/Housekeeper/Chauffeur/Handyman ~ Rome ~ Long Term

An experienced, discreet professional couple is required to work in the household of a British/Italian family of four who do travel extensively but are based in Rome for a large part of each year. A good level of cooking is required providing breakfast, early lunch and supper 6 days per week. 8am to 2pm and 6pm to 9pm The couple will also be expected to work every third Sunday. The cook should have a flexible approach and be willing to assist housekeeping staff with household duties if required.

One of the couple should have some knowledge of garden maintenance, watering etc, have good handyman skills for minor property repairs and must be a safe driver for the family and guests, airport/shopping etc and to keep the property vehicles maintained. It is important that the cook is able to speak a good level of Italian and both should speak some English. Applicants should have several years of experience working as a couple in a similar private service environment and have excellent verifiable references. A very nice studio apartment is offered as accommodation. Unfortunately this client cannot consider candidates with children or pets.

Salary: TBD

Start date: ASAP

Domestic Couple ~ Grimaud  POSITION NOW FILLED

An experienced couple with excellent, housekeeping, family cooking and driver/handyman skills is required for a British-owned 5 bedroomed property in Grimaud close to St Tropez. The couple must have a proven employment history of working together in a similar role. The owners are generally in residence occasional long weekends and most school holidays except for the winter vacation periods. A gardener is already employed at the property therefore garden maintenance duties will be minimal, the focus will be on home maintenance therefore the male of the couple must be willing to assist with the housekeeping/cooking duties where needed as well as being a handyman/driver.

Both of the couple must have driving licenses and at least one is required to speak good conversational French.

Accommodation of a one bedroomed annexe apartment is offered including a small patio/terrace area with BBQ. Unfortunately couples with children or pets cannot be considered.

Salary: TBD

Start date: Oct ‘19

 Domestic Couple ~ Villefranche sur Mer       POSITION NOW FILLED

An experienced domestic couple are required to look after a luxury villa in Villefranche. The British owners are in residence for a few months each year and are seeking a couple who are highly security-aware and have excellent previous experience in similar positions. Either the male or the female must have excellent cooking skills.
Duties:

  • 5* Housekeeping

  • Table Service

  • Cooking

  • Property Security

  • Property Maintenance

  • Pool & Garden Maintenance

  • Driving

  • Must be able to work autonomously and able to ‘take the initiative’

  • Organize and oversee any seasonal staff

 
Applicants must be able to speak fluent English and at least one should have conversational French. This position offers accommodation, unfortunately couples with children cannot be considered.
Salary: TBD
Start date:Immediate

Domestic Couple ~ St Tropez

An experienced couple are required to work in a luxury villa in St Tropez. This is a long-term position. The family use the property as a vacation home and would like to employ a couple who speak fluent English, Tagalog and at least one of the couple should speak communicative French.

Duties will include:

Excellent Housekeeping/Laundry

Family Cooking

Assist Gardener

Handyman

Pool Care

Driving

Accommodation for the couple is own bedroom and bathroom in a staff house sharing the kitchen and sitting room with the Italian gardener. Preferably both of the couple should be able to drive although this is not essential..

Salary: €4k net pm (CDI)

Start date: ASAP

Domestic Couple                  Chateau 1.5hrs south of Paris          

An experienced, professional couple who enjoy working in a rural environment and can work autonomously are required to look after a beautiful hunting chateau located south of Paris. The Principal often visits the property alone or with his wife for weekends etc outside of the autumn and winter hunting season and they may relocate to the chateau on a longer term basis in the future. During the hunting season there are frequent events and receptions with lots of guests, at which time extra staff, housekeepers, chefs etc are brought in to share the workload.

Both of the couple should have excellent multi-tasking and organizational skills, be flexible about working weekends when the Principal is in residence and both must be able to drive.

Other exterior workers are employed and the male of the couple will not only work autonomously but should also be happy to work within a team when required to deal with external maintenance and gardening issues. Candidates must speak fluent English and spoken French would be an advantage - it is imperative that the couple are happy to live a rural lifestyle as the chateau is located deep in the countryside. Couples who have previous experience working in a similar rural setting will be given very serious consideration.

Duties Male

  • Exterior/Garden Maintenance

  • Maintaining garden furniture and terrace

  • Looking after the gardening machines (mowers, tractors etc), keeping them clean and arranging maintenance etc.

  • Handyman duties - Carrying out all necessary minor repairs and maintenance works of the property inside and out, as well as good running of small equipment (kitchen supplies, TVs...)

  • Reporting technical problems or dysfunction related to the property

  • Monitoring the work of contractors for those maintenance jobs not within his/her competence

  • Dealing with suppliers, subcontractors, bills and invoices

  • Ensuring the safety of the estate - being present in the estate, surveillance of the property, closing doors and gates, control of the alarm system.

  • Perform chauffeur duties - Pick-ups / drop offs from / to CDG and other local airports when required

  • Looking after the cars – keeping them clean and maintained etc...

Duties Female

  • Daily cleaning and deep cleaning of the residence; dusting, vacuuming, washing of floors and windows, bathrooms, kitchens, furniture care, carpet and rugs cleaning...

  • Responsible for the owners’ wardrobes and laundry, washing, ironing, packing and unpacking when the Principals’ are in residence, taking care of dry cleaning.

  • Laundry, ironing of linens; towels, table linen etc. (bedlinen is outsourced) making beds and changing bed linen

  • Shopping for groceries and small household items

  • Cooking and table service when the owners are in residence

  • Taking care of two well-behaved dogs (feeding, taking them for a walk and to the vet if necessary).

During Events, Receptions etc

  • Assisting the family and others in the working team in the organization of the event

  • Greeting guests, sharing the responsibilities with the other working team and helping the Chef if necessary

  • Managing the temporary staff members and supervising extra cleaning duties (Guests bedrooms & bathrooms, Salle de Chasse, Dining room…) during the event

  • Purchasing of flowers and preparing floral arrangements

  • Pickup of guests from train station or airports

A furnished apartment is offered as accommodation. Couples without children or pets are preferable however the Principal will consider all applications.

Salary: TBD (guideline €4k net pm)

Start date: TBD

Domestic Couple                      Summer & Long Term          St Tropez   POSITION NOW FILLED

An experienced domestic couple is required to work in a large and busy property in St Tropez. The client and family use the property for occasional weekends out of season and are in residence all of July and August when working hours will be long. A cook will also be employed for July and August and there is an established team of gardeners therefore garden maintenance skills are not necessary. Both of the couple will be expected to share the housekeeping and service duties both in and out of season, with the male of the couple assisting with the cleaning of floors, large windows, verandas/terraces, table service etc

Duties:

Housekeeping and laundry to a very high level

Assisting cook with cleaning of work areas/kitchen

Table Service (mainly informal but occasional formal required)

Service at poolside

Cleaning of terraces/windows/exterior of house

General exterior and interior maintenance

Driving/Care of vehicles

Running errands

At least one of the couple must be an excellent driver and both must speak fluent English, a knowledge of French would be an advantage but not essential. A nicely furnished apartment which is part of the main residence is offered as accommodation. The client will use the summer months as a trial period for the couple and a long-term position will be offered if all parties are happy at the end of the season. Unfortunately this client cannot consider couples with children or pets.

Salary: €5knpm

Start date: Spring ‘19

Please note: Applicants for positions based in France MUST have a current working visa/carte de sejour or be the holder of an EU passport

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